Georgia State adds health law LL.M.

Georgia State University College of Law has announced that it will offer an LL.M. in health law through its Center for Law, Health & Society. It will be the 16th law school in the U.S. and the first in the Southeast to offer a health law graduate program. 

The program is designed to prepare attorneys for practice or policy work in health law through exposure to the foundations of health law and key concepts, laws, policies, institutions, skills and values in the health law field. The courses are designed to enrich attorneys’ understanding of how law plays a pivotal role in ensuring health and in addressing critical issues of access, cost and quality in health care. LL.M. students are provided faculty advisement with guidance on course selection and potential career paths.

The LL.M. is a 26 credit hour program and students can be full or part-time. Up to two courses may be waived based on courses taken toward the J.D.; however, students must still complete a minimum of 26 hours. The program has two required courses, Health Law: Quality and Access and Health Law: Finance and Delivery, and 20 hours of elective courses. 

LL.M. students are invited to participate in extracurricular and pro bono service activities through the law school, including events, conferences, and other activities offered by the College of Law, Center for Law, Health & Society or Student Health Law Association. It is strongly recommended that applicants have 3 yrs of post J.D. experience prior to applying to the LL.M. with a concentration in health law. 

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